Only someone who consumed caffeine at 9:30 would start writing a blog post at 10:00.
It’s me. I’m someone.
But before you judge me too harshly, you should know that I have a raging headache. If pressed to say why, I’d probably land solidly on the line betwwen the shingles vaccine and the weather.
An aside: I have tracked my migraines to barometric pressure changes but found no correlation. Rain and thunder though? Yup. It’s really unfair, because I like storms. Well, the kind without high, rotating winds.
Caffeine and store brand acetaminophen with a handful of stale gummy bears (the chewing relieves the muscle tension a little) are my go-to. “Might as well have some caffeine,” I told Dan. “My choices are to be wide awake or be wide awake and in even more pain.”
So here I am. Blogging.
The vaccine has been pretty brutal so far. Bad enough that I had to consider whether or not it was worth it. I maintain that it’s still better than my bout with shingles. But the fact that I had to stop and think about it isn’t lost on me either.
I got the shot in my dominant arm, which is the one that has full sensation. It seemed the best option at the time, considering my left arm was still a little red from the covid booster. But last night I realized I prefer to sleep on my right side, and OUCH. (Didn’t keep me from sleeping 13 hours though. So don’t feel too sorry for me.)
I was tentatively going to get back on chemo tomorrow night, but unless I feel much better really soon, it’ll probably be Thursday or Friday. There’s only so much this body can take.
That’s it, I guess. Nothing witty to say this evening.
I hope you’re resting today and starting to feel much better. It’s time for us to start thinking about the shingles vaccine, but ughhhh. No one says how easy it is.
It’s not fun, but most of the arm pain is gone. (It only hurts slightly if I touch it now.) My headache is loads better. I’m still tired, but not so extremely. The discomfort is intense, imo, but relatively short lived. I am 100% pro shingles vax if you can get it. If you’ve got 48 hours after to rest, probably best to schedule that downtime.